L'incesto della parola. Lingua e scrittura in Silvana Grasso

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[automatically translated] Marina Castiglione in this essay - the first entirely dedicated to Silvana Grasso, important voice in contemporary literature - highlights how the Sicilian author's novels present themselves mutually intelligible in the light of a linguistic and stylistic material (and thematic) that bounces from 'the other one even at considerable distances in time. The exhibition allows the emergence, at different levels of writing, constant changes and variables that give unity to the entire corpus in intention and an absolute inseparability between language and fable. Language and identity are, in fact, a certain compass jagged horizon of the represented reality. The use of dialect as the aulicismi, alternating between expressionistic brutality and lyrical moments, the mixing of more complex syntactic hypotactic orality structures and buildings, the variatio, therefore, is not so much a response designed to overcome the endless question of language, since the author's literary revival of a relationship that started from diglossia, was freed through a free and creative bilingualism. In the construction of a language "legitimate and bastard," return with studied cadence some words and some figures (simile and metaphor, in particular) and the intake density dialect intensifies last novel, Disìo. Onomastics from the formation of words, the recurring themes of the family and the metamorphosis of death, the study traces the five novels highlighting the common threads,
Original languageItalian
PublisherSalvatore Sciascia Editore
Number of pages369
ISBN (Print)9788882412982
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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